Chris Bosh Not Cleared To Return After Failed Physical
It looks like Chris Bosh's future in the NBA is still unclear, after failing his preseason physical. He will not be cleared to participate in training camp, the Miami Heat announced the news on Friday (Sept. 23).
"The Miami Heat and Chris Bosh, in consultation with team doctors and other physicians, have been working together for many months with the mutual goal of having Chris return to the court as soon as possible," the team's statement said. "Chris has now taken his pre-season physical. The Miami Heat regret that it remains unable to clear Chris to return to basketball activities."
Bosh said, in a documentary released this week by Uninterrupted.com, that Heat doctors told him last February that his basketball career was "probably over", when he was diagnosed with a second blood clot in his leg. Despite the news, the NBA star wouldn't take no for an answer, and believed he had found a regimen that would allow him return to the court, but team doctors continue to disagree.
"Seeing the team doctors, they told me that my season is over, my career is probably over and this just happens, this is just how it is," Bosh said in the documentary. "I felt right away that I was written off. It was [claps his hands together] put it to the side matter-of-factly. If a doctor tells me, 'Hey that's it and this is how that is,' and I don't buy that. I have the right to disagree with you.
"I know inside me I have a lot of talent and a lot of ability. I have it. I know I have it. It wasn't a matter of if I play again; it was when. So we took the bull by the horns."
The Heat do not have to disclose certain medical information, so it's unclear if this is a new issue or the same issue from before.
Bosh has not commented on the news today.